Leftover Craft Sale

Old 06-09-2017, 08:57 AM
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Been invited to this kind of sale--never done this so it should be interesting. Along with fabric, I have lot of other sewing items. A few questions, please. On some of my fabrics I will never use ( why did I buy that ? ) I have as much as 5 yards or more of some prints, 4 yards of another, etc. Should I leave the fabric as a whole piece or cut into 2 yards, 1 yard pieces, etc. ? At this time, do not think I will cut fat quarters or should I ? Should I leave fabric out or put in plastic bags with note on length and price ? Either way, I plan to price all items. The sale place will not have smoke food or animals so my fabrics will be fine. What is not sold, I will try again in the Fall with some of my craft sales. After those sales, some of the items will be donated. Yes, doing a semi destash sale. Thanks for any help !
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Old 06-09-2017, 09:05 AM
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I would prefer that the pieces be left intact - for backings and/or borders.

Would you be able to cut smaller pieces if someone wanted that instead of the long length?
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Old 06-09-2017, 09:51 AM
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I wouldn't put in plastic bags, and I also wouldn't cut the fabric. I would measure and pin the length to each fabric so the buyer knows how much is there.

Would you be able to cut at the sale? If so, you could have a sign that you will cut longer pieces to 1/2 yard or 1 yard increments on request. The cutting at the table slows everything down, plus it is easiest if all yardage is priced the same per yard, so you might want to skip that. I wouldn't put fabric in plastic bags because quilters like to "pet" fabric.

Think about how to organize the table. Perhaps longer pieces folded and stacked, with yardages pinned so people can read the yardage for each piece without taking apart the entire stack. If you have lots of this kind of fabric, perhaps color code each stack, or organize batiks in one stack, civil war in another.
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Old 06-09-2017, 10:30 AM
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Oh don't cut the fabric! Put a great price on it and let it ALL go!

Good luck!
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good ideas--thank you------will take my scissors ( tied to my money belt -don't want to lose them ) and can cut pieces if needed .
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i prefer to buy fabrics in the largest size possible
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I think you would be better off not cutting, especially on your first go round of sales. I would be more likely to buy large pieces for backings, too, as others have said. If your prices are right, it will sell.
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leave them uncut and not bagged
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Don't cut. I think most people would buy the entire piece. Is there an area on Quilting Board where it can be sold?
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Charity quilters are always happy to receive fabric, especially larger pieces for backing. Maybe you will consider that.
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